|Uniform | Star Coord|
|Affiliation||Four Star Academy|
|Data Carddass Game||Part 1|
|Anime||The Beginning of a Dream|
ROCK! Rock Girls!
|Singer||Miki from AIKATSU☆STARS!|
Ako Saotome (早乙女 あこ) is a main character of the Aikatsu Stars! series. She is a member of S4, a student at Four Star Academy, and belongs in the Bird Theatre Class. Ako is a pop type idol whose preferred brand is Shiny Smile.
Ako has long vermilion hair with straight cut bangs and chest length forelocks. A small amount of hair is pulled into a bow shape on the back of her head, giving them the appearance of cat ears from the front. On the right "ear" is a yellow bow with a blue bell attached. Her cyan eyes have a Tsurime-slant.
Ako normally appears cool, calm, and collected with a natural flair for acting. She is highly confident and displays a passionate, hot-blooded personality whenever someone else seems to do as good or better than her. When in a foul mood or extremely happy, she acts like a cat. She is deemed cute but strange by others. She gets flustered fairly easy.
- In episode 06, it was shown that Ako is a fan of Subaru's and is theorized to have a crush on him. She often follows him around and has several items featuring him in her dorm room, and she often tries to get his attention. It was revealed she joined Four Star Academy to meet him.
- Ako hates Yume and is highly jealous of her - mainly due to her interactions with Subaru. Whenever Yume tries to be nice to her, she either angrily responds or lapses into appreciation until remembering she doesn't like her. However, she has warmed up to her considerably, to the point Yume was her first choice for a unit partner during the Autumn Festival. Yume later becomes Ako's fellow S4 member.
- She interacted with him through episode 17. He often says things ending with her becoming flustered and ignorant of him, although she is appreciative of him reminding her to be a serious Idol.
- Ako's fellow S4 member. Both of them are shown to be on friendly terms with each other.
- She has a very high opinion of Tsubasa due to the latter's flawless acting skills and unwavering commitment. In return, Tsubasa respects her potential.
- Both of them are close friends with each other.
- The two are said to have a loggerhead relationship, caused by Kirara "stealing" FuwaFuwa Dream from Ako.
Saotome (早乙女) Sa (早) means early while Otome (乙女) means maiden.
Ako (あこ) means my child.
- "Don’t act like we’re friends! How dare you... How dare you..."
– to Yume
- "'Kyaa! Identify yourself! chYAA! Yume Nijino! I will most certainly not lose to you! Don’t you forget!"
– to Yume in the Streets
- "Ako Saotome, making her dazzling entrance!"
– Ako before her performance
- "Just you wait, Kirara Hanazono!"
– Ako following FuwaFua Dream's brand muse announcement
- "I feel as though I understand now, somehow. Dresses are made to convey a message from the brand. She simply dedicated her efforts wholeheartedly to that end. In contrast, I singlemindedly tried to create a wonderful dress for its own sake. They were right not to choose me."
– Ako after Kirara's debut performance
- She is 152cm tall, making her the shortest main character.
- Her zodiac sign is Libra.
- Her specialty is ballet.
- Her hobby is playing violin.
- She shares her singer with Hinaki Shinjō from the original Aikatsu! series.
- Ako is the second main character to have her hair worn in ear-like buns. The first was Otome, from the original Aikatsu! series.
- Like Otome, she also has orange hair.
- Ironically, her surname has Otome in it.
- They're also both Pop-type Idols.
- Ako's hairstyle is similar to Mirei Minami from the PriPara series, the difference being that Mirei's hair is shorter.
- Ako and Mirei are both Pop-type Idols.
- They also have similar personalities, being overly self-confident and loud.
- Her favorite flower is the crocus.
- Main article: Ako Saotome/Image gallery
|V • T • EList of Aikatsu Stars! Characters|
|Four Star Academy||S4||Yume Nijino • Ako Saotome • Mahiru Kasumi • Yuzu Nikaidō|
|Admin||Laura Sakuraba • Lilie Shirogane • Yuri Ashida • Arisa Sakamoto • Saya Akashi|
|High School Division||Hime Shiratori • Tsubasa Kisaragi • Miki Katsura|
|Male Division||Subaru Yūki • Nozomu Igarashi • Asahi Kasumi • Kanata Kira|
|Staff||Hikaru Moroboshi • Anna Hibiki • Momoko Yachigusa • Tamagorō Miwa • Dave Satō|
|Other Female Students||Haruka☆Ruka • Kokoro Momoi|
|Former Students||Hotaru Yukino • Koharu Nanakura • Yozora Kasumi|
|Venus Ark||Main Cast||Elza Forte • Kirara Hanazono • Rey Kizaki • Koharu Nanakura|
|Other Articles||Students||Ayumi Naruse • Naho Aoyama • Kirari Mori|
|Family Members||Masaru Nijino • Kyoko Nijino • Natsuna Nanakura • Chiaki Nanakura • Nanami Sakuraba|
|Industry Staff||Yamaguchi • Jiro Okamoto • Taiyou • Kaoru Koumoto • Piroshenko • Sashida|
|Other Characters||Sumiko • Motoko • Eiko • Coco • Nico • Reina • Maori|